You may have seen this picture in the news recently. The oldest building in Castile, NY, burnt down last week. The building used to house Lorraine’s Restaurant and the Town Offices. Harold and DeLuca state, “A photograph is often seen as a slice of the real a trace of that which was” (p. 214). This photo captures that concept well. Soon the building will be demolished and this photo truly will be a slice of the past. Additionally, to anyone that knows the context in which the fire occurred, the photo may “…provoke a physical response that temporarily precedes and exceeds ‘sense’-a reflexive shudder, an involuntary retching” (p. 275). For those of you that don’t know, the owner of Lorraine’s body was found in the basement of the building. Authorities are treating the scene like a crime scene and a homicide may be what ultimately occurred. As you can imagine, this is BIG BIG news for such a small town.